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Season 4 Speakers

Dr. Shane Neilson

Shane Neilson is a poet, physician, and critic from New Brunswick. He focuses on disability in his creative and professional work. His most recent book of poetry, New Brunswick (Biblioasis, 2019) won the Miramichi Reader Book of the Year award and was shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award. He co-authored Poetry in the Clinic: Towards a Lyrical Medicine with Routledge last year and is working on a new volume with Routledge titled Canadian Literature and Medicine.

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Larissa Crawford

Larissa Crawford proudly passes on Métis and Jamaican ancestry to her daughter, Zyra, and is a published Indigenous, anti-racism, and climate justice researcher, policy advisor, and restorative circle keeper with over 14 years of experience. Larissa is the Founder of Future Ancestors Services, a youth-led professional services
social enterprise that operates at the intersection of climate and racial justice.

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Chidiebere Ibe

Chidiebere Ibe, BSc is a medical student, a Nigerian Medical Illustrator and a professional among the few in Africa. He is the Creative Director at the Association of Future African Neurosurgeons (AFAN), Young Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies (YCAANS) and Creative Director and Chief Medical Illustrator of the Journal of Global Neurosurgery. He is also a Junior Committee Member-World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies - Global Neurosurgery and Medical illustrator at International Centre for Genetic Diseases-Harvard Medical School. Chidiebere Ibe is passionate about contemporary illustrations of black patients and has been acclaimed globally for creating the black fetus illustration that went viral. He hopes to pursue a career in paediatric neurosurgery.


To be announced

More information coming soon!

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